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Kozell Multimedia / Cambrix
3 Stars from CD-ROM Today
Enter the horrifying world of Serial Killers. John Wayne
Gacy. Ted Bundy. Jack the Ripper. The infamous Jeffrey Dahmer. What made them
kill? How many others like them are active today? Could you spot a serial
killer in a crowd? Journey into the terrifying psyches of the world's most
notorious killers. See rare video of confessions and interviews with serial
killers, and examine famous cases with original video documentaries and news
footage. Hear expert opinion from 20 year FBI veterans Robert Ressler and Roy
Hazelwood, and from top forensic psychologists answering the most puzzling
questions about serial killers. It's a look into the dark, disturbing world of
the serial killer you won't soon forget.
Fascinating, in-depth coverage of serial homicide
includes case studies, psychological profiles, criminology and more.
80 minutes of compelling video including interviews
with serial killers, rare news footage and commentary by FBI agents and other
Examine detailed 3-D computer animated recreations of a
famous crime scene.
Over 350 photographs, including mug shots, news photos
and serial killer artwork analyzed by psychologists.
Four complete books: Serial Murders and Their Victims,
Hunting Humans, Sexual Homicide Patterns and Motives and The FBI Handbook of
John Wayne Gacy interview transcript, plus excerpts
from actual serial killer diaries.
Interactive map of serial killer sites around the world
linked to information about the case.
Requirements: A 486SX or
higher microprocessor, 4MB of RAM (8MB recommended), SVGA video card displaying
256 colors, a mouse or compatible pointing device, 3MB of hard disk space,
double speed CD-ROM drive, Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later.
Tested OK on Windows XP.
CD-ROM Today, February 1996
"Here's an entertainment package for the 'I Love Lector'
folks. Fans of Hannibal the Cannibal will probably appreciate Kozell's foray
into the psychology of multiple murderers; others may find themselves reaching
for the dramamine."
Multimedia World, May 1996
"Serial killers are among America's most durable and
celebrated icons. Mind of a Killer attempts to downplay the sensationalism, but
why try? Case studies of Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and others
present shocking multimedia narratives along with options to check out
confession tapes, news footage, crime scene and victim photos, maps, and
courtroom video. You can also click on the encyclopedia for explantations of
terms and historical context, or click on one of the FBI experts for some dull
psychological blather. My chief complaint is that the title doesn't deliver
enough video clips and gore. If your central attraction is graphic violence,
why pull punches?"
Computer Shopper, March 1996
This CD-ROM "presents a careful, thorough, and candid
examination of the subject. It covers dozens of serial killers in varying
depth, their crimes, and the sociological and psychological causes behind their
bizarre and deadly behavior."
"Although both the package and the jewel case bear warning
labels, the only potentially objectionable content is a graphic sequence of
photos depicting crime victims. Viewing this lurid section is optional,
however. You can also opt to include or cancel the images during the program's
installation. We didn't find the photos any more disturbing than those
occasionally seen in newspapers or magazines, but we didn't find them to be
particularly informative, either. In any case, young children should not be
exposed to them."
"The CD also has an abundance of supplementary material on
the CD, including a library of four books on serial murders and forensic
science, plus a transcript of an extensive interview with Gacy. Sections on
Criminology and Psychology are informative and fascinating, and a Maps module
sadly reveals that there's virtually nowhere on the planet immune to the
insanity of serial murder."
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